A delicate pink soft coral:
This intriguing pink nudibranch was nearby. The color would be a good match for the coral polyps!
A bright Yellow Picasso Sponge, with a great genus name: Staurocalyptus.
It was fun seeing different types of sea pens. The one shown below is called Umbellula. [Sea pens in this genus can be found down to depths of 6000 meters!] If you're intrigued by sea pens, check out this paper by Gary Williams (who is on the ship):
Beautiful stippled patterns on a Deep-sea Sole (Embassichthys bathybius):
Thanks again to the E/V Nautilus for sharing amazing live deep sea footage from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. You can tune in here until August 14th.